Interstate 40 in Tennessee was closed for about four hours on a recent Monday morning. This followed a tragic car wreck that caused the death of a man from another state. Police reported that the accident occurred in the vicinity of Sevierville.
Losing a loved one in a car accident is naturally a traumatic experience. This is even more so when there are a lot of unanswered questions. In some instances, the underlying circumstances of an accident only become evident after thorough investigation. Two people lost their lives and another was injured in a recent Tennessee car wreck. No other vehicles were involved, but the police are not sure which one of the occupants was driving the car at the time of the accident.
Even when motorcycle riders wear helmets, they remain vulnerable. Motorists are protected by the bodies of cars that are specially designed to absorb the impact of car accidents while motorcyclists are exposed to injuries that can be catastrophic. When a group of helmet-wearing motorcyclists were recently involved in a Tennessee crash, two lost their lives and six suffered injuries.
A tragic accident left one person dead and a good Samaritan injured. The Tennessee car wreck happened on a recent Thursday night on March 12 at approximately 9:45 p.m. The circumstances surrounding the accident can only be described as tragic.
A Tennessee family is still trying to come to terms with the tragic event in which a mother and her son was killed by a semi-truck on a recent Monday evening in early February. Authorities have released the video footage taken by the dash cam of the first response vehicle to arrive at the scene. They are hopeful that the video footage of the car wreck will raise awareness for the need for witnesses to help with the investigation.
According to traffic officials in Tennessee, there have been more fatal motor vehicle accidents than in the corresponding 2014 timeframe. Authorities have called on road users to assist them in the matter. In the first four days of February alone, seven people died in car accidents in only four East Tennessean counties. The call for help followed after another fatal crash in which a motorcyclist was killed.
Aside from slick roads due to cold weather, the winter season presents additional risks for Tennessee drivers. Nationwide, about 13 percent of all car accidents happen in parking lots. When consumers crowd into stores and shopping malls during the holiday shopping season, crowded parking lots and winter weather can combine to create particularly dangerous driving weather.
Seriously injured victims of car accidents may choose to file a personal injury claim, while the families of deceased victims of accidents have the option to file a wrongful death claim. In order to establish if a claim can be filed in Tennessee, the victim and/or their family typically benefit by getting the right advice from the right people. Car accident claims are complex, and appropriate legal advice may help victims and their families to decide between litigation and an out-of-court settlement.
Police officers are only human, which means they are prone to make mistakes just like the rest of us. Unfortunately, this can often cause injury or even death. This may have been what happened recently when a police officer was involved in a fatal car wreck in Tennessee.
The laws and legal principles regarding personal injury claims apply in many different situations. Before, taking a look at the basics of personal injury claims resulting from car accidents, perhaps it is best to consider what personal injury law actually is. In Tennessee, as across the United States, personal injury law provides a legal remedy to an injured victim in a civil court for losses resulting from negligent or intentional conduct. The aim is to provide financial compensation for the harm suffered by the victim because of the negligent or willful actions of another party or parties.